Victoria inks 2017 CHL Import Draft selection.

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 28, 2017
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has signed 1999-born import forward Igor Martynov to a Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreement.

Martynov was selected by the Royals with the 30th overall pick in the 2017 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft in June.

“Igor is a very skilled player who we expect will transition well to WHL hockey,” President and General Manager Cameron Hope said. “He has the ability to be a strong addition to our club.”

The 6-0, 181 lb forward spent the 2016-17 season split between the Belarus Under-20 club of the Belarus Extra League and the Belarus Under-18 team in the Belarus High League. Martynov recorded 11 points (4g-7a) through 20 games with the under-20 team, and added six points (3g-3a) in six games for Belarus’ Under-18 club.

The native of Krasnoye, Belarus was also a member of Team Belarus at the 2017 Under-18 World Championships where he led his team in scoring with seven points (3g-4a) in seven contests. At the 2017 IIHF Under-20 Division 1, Group A World Championships Martynov added two assists in five games for Team Belarus as they finished the tournament with a 4-0-1 record and will now take part in the 2018 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, NY.

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